Modern software engineering tools exhibit a fundamental paradox: they are meant to support the collaborative activity of software development, but cause individuals and groups to work independently from one another. The underlying issue is that existing tools discretize time and tasks in concrete but isolated process steps. This approach is fundamentally flawed in assuming that human activity can be codified and that periodic resynchronization of tasks is an easy step. In this talk, I present a new approach, continuous coordination, which blends a strong process-based approach with the sharing of 'awareness information' to inform developers of relevant ongoing parallel activities. I present continuous coordination and describe Palantír, my research prototype and how it strives to realize this goal. Furthermore, I present a taxonomy of collaboration tools in software development and chart a road map building on the approach of continuous coordination for tools of the future.